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Tarrytown Chiropractic Care Includes Fall Risk Assessment due to Malnutrition

Fall risk and nutrional status. What is the connection? It’s pretty simple when you think about it. Poor nutrition sparks muscle and weight loss. Tarrytown Chiropractic carefully assesses our older Tarrytown chiropractic patients at risk for falls, paying special attention to their nutritional status. Tarrytown Chiropractic cares about fall prevention!

NUTRITIONAL STATUS BEFORE FALLS

Researchers tried to describe the association between nutritional status and body mass index (BMI) and fall risk and recurrent fall risk in older people who live in community settings. They discovered that malnourished patients and those at risk for malnourishment had a 45% higher risk of experiencing at least one fall. (1) Checking BMI and nutritional status is pretty easy to perform. Tarrytown Chiropractic does it to protect our Tarrytown chiropractic patients!

Tarrytown FALL RISK AND MALNUTRITION

Fall risk assessments have often ignored nutritional status instead focusing on issues like balance and fall risk-increasing drugs. Nutritional status is influential, too. Malnutrition prompts weight loss which prompts muscle weakness which leads to an increase in fall risk. It is truly a domino effect! A recent study revealed that malnutrition was significantly linked with high fall risk according to a few leading fall risk assessment tools (particularly the Johns Hopkins fall risk assessment tool). (2) Preventing falls is optimal. Recovering from falls is important.

NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND RECOVERY AFTER FALLS

Poor nutritional status in older adults notably in those with a history of falling puts them at risk of poorer recovery from a fall. Almost a third of community-dwelling adults with a fall history were either already malnourished or at risk of malnourishment. Enhancing the nutritional status of those who have fallen improved their physical performance. (3) Tarrytown Chiropractic knows nutrition and is ready to help our at-risk patients enrich theirs!

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Schedule a Tarrytown chiropractic visit for you and/or your loved who is at risk for falls and/or malnutrition. Tarrytown Chiropractic strives to keep our Tarrytown chiropractic patients safe from falls and malnutrition with reliable chiropractic care!

 
Tarrytown Chiropractic checks patients for fall risks which include nutritional status and malnutrition indicators. 
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